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Tourism Department Promotes Local Deals for Valentine's Day

Reporter: Lauren Compton l Videographer: Melinda Zosh

Lynchburg, VA -This Valentine's Day you can show some love for your sweetheart and some Hill City business at the same time. The Lynchburg tourism department is promoting several local Valentine's Day packages.

These packages include something for everyone from romantic dinners to private limo rides. There is also the added bonus of supporting the local economy.

"When it's a special event a lot of people first thoughts are to get away to some place different. They don't even consider wait a minute, 'What is available locally in my backyard?" said Beckie Nix, director of Discover Lynchburg.

According to the tourism department Discover Lynchburg, the answer is a lot.

"Our state tourism slogan is, 'Virginia is For Lovers,' but when you get to down and figure out what is available you will find our 'Lynchburg is for Lovers,'" said Nix.

Lynchburg lovers can enjoy a romantic night stay at several local hotels like the Craddock Terry. Many are offering package deals, and they will set the mood for you.

"You will also get a romantic petal turndown service in the evening, champagne, and a $20 voucher towards our gift shop," said Todd Swindell, hotel director of the Craddock Terry.

You and your honey can also enjoy a nice cold bottle of champagne, and if that isn't enough:

"We will add anything that you could imagine whether it's a regular dozen red roses, or chocolates or truffles," said Swindell.

You can also escape to a local bed and breakfast like Acorn Hill Lodge, where the goal is to make you feel right at home.

"The guests can be comfortable walk around in their pajamas. And, the suites are beautiful, and very comfortable," said Julie Robertson, an officer manager at Acorn Hill Lodge.

The special suites will include chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. And next door couples can enjoy some rest and relaxation at the Acorn Spa.

"The spa is going to offer a couple's massage for a $100. And, we are going to offer our beautiful king suite for a $175," said Robertson.

These deals are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to local Valentine Day deals.

There are several Valentine's Day inspired events planned for the next few weeks. One event called Cupids and Cuisine will have a five course meal featuring chocolate.

There is a complete list of the deals at Discover Lynchburg's website.

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